There is a lot of cash to be obtained this week on DraftKings including a top prize of $25k from the tournament. DK also has a lot of Qualifier competitions on this week, in which the final event will pay $50k into 1st for those who did qualify to perform in it. I will be chasing those as well because we’ve never had a $50k 1st place prize and I want it. We did have one struggle fall off but we still have a 13-fight card. This is a superb card to build your bankroll to get the very first Sunday of NFL so it’s possible to pursue that $1M.
Money Game play of this week — Zabit Magomedsharipov ($9,400)
Zabit will be super chalky in championship. Everyone who’d Shevchenko in their lineup is going to change to Zabit and he will probably be the most possessed fighter around the slate. In cash games we do not really care about possession as much and I will be starting my money team with Zabit. I think he is the simplest triumph on the card and he has the maximum ceiling as well. I think if you would like to find sneaky and not use Zabit, the GPPs are the place to do that. Lock him and take the triumph. Then you only need to learn about 3 other wins and you should possess a winning money team.
GPP play of the week — Alex White ($8,600)
I think Jim Miller is close to the finish of his profession and I am presuming this will be the last time we see him in the UFC. I think he’s going to be handed his 5th loss in a row and I’m guessing it is going to be via knockout. I think Alex White will be too strong and fast for Jim Miller at this phase in his career and I believe he is going to be able to keep this fight on the feet. With everyone paying for Zabit in GPPs, Alex White and a few other mid-range favorites might be a fantastic way to go to make your lineups more contrarian and attempt to find 1st place in a GPP that way. I really do like White a fantastic bit in this fight and I think he has 100+ point potential at an $8.6additional salary. He is my GPP play of the week.
Underdog play of the week — Diego Sanchez ($7,300)
Diego Sanchez is my underdog play of the week because I don’t think Craig White isn’t any good. Sanchez may be completely taken, and if this is the case he can get KO’d early. However, I don’t think Craig White should be -200 contrary to any UFC fighter. Diego is economical enough where it allows you to get some of those higher favorites you like on your lineup, and now I think he will get a decision win here. He’ll be my pick to win, however it is not a confident pick and I think he makes for a much better GPP play than money punt.
Fade of this week — Aljamain Sterling ($8,500)
I’m excited about seeing this fight and I’ll be picking Aljo to get the win here. My issue is that I do not believe he is quite likely to score highly, and maybe not even 10x his salary. I think a lot of this struggle will take place on the toes and Aljo doesn’t throw at a high enough speed to score well in a striking match. He’ll need to get this battle to the floor several times and stand up some progress points for him to score highly. I don’t see that occurring. I think this will be a very close fight and I’d rather just cover some of the fighters above Sterling. I believe we would be taking a look at a score around 70-75 DK points using an Aljo choice win here.
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